It always seems that wedding season is just around the corner, and if it’s your own wedding, you might be stressing in these last several months about the things that are still on your to do list. Depending on the size and style of your big day you might have had everything done months ago or you’re still scrambling trying to find the perfect caterer, venue and music. If the latter sounds more like you, here are some things you might want to look into adding to your list of things to get or get organised for your big day.
The venue you choose will ultimately dictate how many people you can invite and therefore your guestlist. While you can do the guestlist first and then find a venue to suit your numbers, not everyone can afford grand halls or hotels with capacity to seat hundreds. Venues can include anything from aforementioned halls or hotel conference rooms, church halls, old medieval tithe barns, estate homes and more. Even famous landmarks can often accomodate weddings, such as the Tower of London for a truly unique experience.
This is probably one of the most contentious parts of the whole wedding and can lead to a number of arguments between the spouses-to-be. Does your husband want to invite his long lost uncle thrice removed, but that means there’s no room for your childhood best friend? Have a discussion well in advance of planning your guestlist as to each of your expectations regarding the people you want to invite and what’s going to be doable and what isn’t. Not everyone can invite everyone they want, and the sooner that’s made clear to everyone in the family on both sides, the more easier expectations will be able to be managed.
The seating plan can be both fun and frustrating to come up with. While you want to seat everyone with people they know, it isn’t always possible and so you might end up with guests not knowing a soul on their table. Consider picking up some conversational games to put on the tables – many places online such as Amazon do great ideas from those folded paper fortune tellers to conversation sticks and more. It’s a great idea to help break the ice for your guests and will take stress off you wondering if your guests are having a good time.
If you’re looking for a Surrey wedding photographer, it can be hard to come up with the perfect one that will travel to your various locations to take photos of you and your husband to be getting ready as well as catching all those little in between moments. The perfect photographer should also be willing to get into the thick of it, and not be shy about going around snapping photos of all those little intricacies, using their initiative to get great, unexpected shots.
So if you’re planning a wedding, hopefully these few points will help give you ideas of great ways you can make your day a memorable one for each and every person there, but most importantly for yourself and your husband or wife.